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Citrus Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Looking for meyer lemon tree
« on: October 03, 2022, 11:03:59 AM »
Hey I know my local big box stores sells impoved meyer lemons in treepots. I think they run like $20-$25 or so. I could stop by there and ship you out one. Not sure how well suited the rootstock would be for your area.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Hurricane Ian Prep
« on: September 30, 2022, 12:16:37 AM »
Wow. Feel very fortunate that I haven't had to go through any of the storms you Floridians have. Can't imagine seeing that sort of catastrophe where I live.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jaboticaba - Wet Feet Myth?
« on: September 28, 2022, 06:58:31 PM »
Hey I just wanted to thank you Bush2Beach for your write up for airpots. After your post I decided to buy some for my jabos and what a huge improvement it has been. For the past couple of summers i always seemed to overwater my plants even my jabos. We had a few highs of 108, 109 here during September so I feel more confident in growing out jabos. Really shocking improvement. I also credit using the media mix of 2 parts Roots Organic Soil 707 formula and 1 part peatmoss. Even though the super-roots air pots are expensive I think it gives me the best shot at growing out these topicals in my environment.


I give my 15 gallon Vexators less water than any other Jabo, and that is what I have figured out keeps them alive for me , but also growing in the summer months and looking good.

Alot of the confusion in jabo tips and tricks comes from 9b Florida and 9b California being completely different but labeled the same.
One is humid, one generally arid. The low temperatures recovery in Florida is generally much faster.
The daily temperature swing is often much greater in California , it can swing 40-50 degree’s in 24 hours, that can be alot for some subtropicals and tropicals.
I love growing Jabo’s in Airpots because they dry out faster and grow faster.
If I was in FL that technique would not work.
Even inland CA in some of the hotter area’s the airpots dry out too fast and growers I talked to do not like them but for me the results are what they are and I like my Jabo’a to grow as swiftly as possible , pushing growth through as much of the year as I can.
Jabo’s have taught me alot .
I remember Adam Shafran talking about this in some of his videos. He said that jaboticabas like to be kept wet, especially when fruiting, and especially his Grimals. But, they cannot be kept wet indefinitely, or they will get root rot. I have never heard anyone recommending keeping them waterlogged continuously. The only jaboticaba that might be able to handle that is the blue jaboticaba; I believe there is a grower here on the forum who has some growing just fine next to a canal. Even that may be misleading, though, if those blue jabos are on the bank a few feet above the canal's water level, then the entire root system is not continuously waterlogged; it just has feeder roots going down to access water in the canal.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Plants for sale
« on: September 23, 2022, 06:23:52 PM »
Can i call dibs on the shatzer hybrid and sete capote?

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Mazel Tov!

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Plants that arrived looked fantastic. Thank you. I won big on a same game parlay for my ravens so I look forward to what you may offer in the future.

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Do you ship to AZ?

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My apologies, I must have misread your post regarding local pickup. All good, no worries.

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Im interested. how much for a variety box + plus shipping

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Selling: Plinia clausa (shawi)
« on: September 14, 2022, 11:19:04 PM »
ill take two!

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Im a ravens fan so I won a 3 leg parlay on that game and lost all my ridiculous long shot parlays.  Glad football is back

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Going to put my football winnings to good a good use.

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I just ordered a Dr White from Mimosa Nursery in LA, I believe they had Pierce and El Bumpo in stock. Check there

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check out ourfigs.com. you are located in fig paradise.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Annona Cherimoya seedlings
« on: September 01, 2022, 02:14:45 PM »
Sweet. I just placed an order on your website.

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If you would be willing to ship to Phoenix, I'd be interested in 6 female of different varieties and 1 male

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last time i checked, lara farms is selling a grafted thai variety you can buy online.

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Does Nauclea latifolia root easily from cutting?

I failed to root it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk (Artocarpus parvus) Varieties
« on: August 20, 2022, 10:47:16 PM »
Gotcha, I've been terrible with mangos too


My kwai muk grew from 3ft in a 3gal pot to 7 ft after one year in the ground.  It was also under a papaya for shade until recently when the papaya broke in half. 
It grew long, but doesn't have many leaves.  I guess it can grow in 8.2pH soil with lots of compost.  I'm not sure it can survive this Phoenix summer without shade.
I got it from toptropicals.  They call it Jesses Creme de la Creme.  It doesn't look grafted and toptropocals doesn't say if it's airlayered or seedling.  The root ball was too big for me to check for that.
I bought some seedling kwai muk from etsy and they grew slowly in cactus mix for a year.  After I up-potted them in regular potting soil last summer they began to decline for some reason.
Maybe they needed more aeration in the soil, but the Jesses Creme de la Creme grew very well in the same regular potting soil.  I'm baffled
Here's what my ugly tree looks like:



wow, your mango trees look great

I wish they are mangos.  They are white sapotes.  Mangos hate my soil and I don't have time to pamper them.
My kwai muk is still alive with some unburnt small leaves.  It even put out some flowers in June.  I painted all the branches and trunk for sun protection. 
I guess Kwai Muk is somewhat heat and sun resistant on par with Kohala longan or Starfruit here in Phoenix.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Kwai Muk (Artocarpus parvus) Varieties
« on: August 18, 2022, 12:55:44 PM »
My kwai muk grew from 3ft in a 3gal pot to 7 ft after one year in the ground.  It was also under a papaya for shade until recently when the papaya broke in half. 
It grew long, but doesn't have many leaves.  I guess it can grow in 8.2pH soil with lots of compost.  I'm not sure it can survive this Phoenix summer without shade.
I got it from toptropicals.  They call it Jesses Creme de la Creme.  It doesn't look grafted and toptropocals doesn't say if it's airlayered or seedling.  The root ball was too big for me to check for that.
I bought some seedling kwai muk from etsy and they grew slowly in cactus mix for a year.  After I up-potted them in regular potting soil last summer they began to decline for some reason.
Maybe they needed more aeration in the soil, but the Jesses Creme de la Creme grew very well in the same regular potting soil.  I'm baffled
Here's what my ugly tree looks like:



wow, your mango trees look great

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Haven't heard from you in a few weeks now.

Hey I’m so sorry, we had some family issues after recovering from Covid, planning to ship yours Monday but forgot to email you, so sorry again

Hope you and your family are feeling better with no lingering side effects. It's a shame how the virus is still affecting so many people

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Growing Kwai Muk in Southern CA.
« on: August 15, 2022, 11:27:22 AM »
In one of Joe Hewitt's youtube videos I remember that his Kwai Muk grew pretty well in the Bay Area. I'm trying to grow it out here because of that.

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Thats awesome. Way to go

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